The wisdom of the American people showed itself once again on Election night last Tuesday. In a nationwide vote that when finished looked almost pre-designed, voters elected just enough Republican members of Congress to assure at least partial gridlock in Washington. Professional politicians and pundits love to talk of bipartisanship and "reaching across the aisle" to get things done, but the genius of the founders is that they created a republic with inherent checks and balances that deliberately makes it tough to pass laws….to "get things done". They understood that treachery hides in a system where it's easy to pass laws. Voters on Tuesday implemented the machinery of that genius.